Doug Leko designed a fabulous quilt for us when he visited in April, and we super love it because it uses Jolly Bars! It’s called Dovetail in deference to the lovely 45-degree seams that join the prints, and you can find the free Dovetail quilt pattern here. In our Dovetail tutorial video, Doug shows how to use his Simple Folded Corners Ruler to create these perfect units. You do not have to use this ruler for this step, but we love the crisp, accurate, perfectly precise finish it helps us achieve. Plus, we just think Doug is pretty darn genius for coming up with this ruler!
The Dovetail quilt also has partial seams, and if you are new to this technique, this is a great quilt to start with. Working with these big, chunky rectangles is very forgiving, and you will love how it looks in the end! Don’t stop reading here, though – we have a video tutorial and bloggy friends joining us to show you how it looks in all sorts of fabrics!
Check out our Dovetail video tutorial to see how Doug pieces this quilt, step by step, with his helpful tips and tricks. Then visit our blogger friends below to see their own Dovetail creations!
See more Dovetail quilts made by these wonderful folks! You won’t be able to resist making one for yourself, so please share them with us on social media with #dovetailquilt!